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by [[Paul Slabolepszy]]. A short play about rugby players, set in the dressing rooms. Quintessentially South African, it is a comedy with a strong element of pathos in its sympathetic view of ordinary people facing mini-crises in their lives. One part of a two-hander, of which ''[[Under the Oaks]]'' is the first part.  First performed at the close of the 1985 [[National Arts Festival|Grahamstown Festival]] as a double-bill with ''Under the Oaks'' starring [[Jonthan Rands]]. [[James Borthwick]] and [[Kate edwards]], before moving to the [[Market Theatre]]. Published in ''[[Mooi Street and Other Moves]]'' by [[Witwatersrand University Press]] (1994).?*(See Gosher, 1988) One-act. Cast: mixed. Published in ''[[Mooi Street and other Moves]]'' and ''[[South Africa Plays]]''. The latter published by [[Nick Hern Books]].
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''[[Over the Hill]]'' is a play by [[Paul Slabolepszy]].  
  
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== The original text ==
  
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A short play about rugby players, set in the dressing rooms. Quintessentially South African, it is a comedy with a strong element of pathos in its sympathetic view of ordinary people facing mini-crises in their lives.
  
Return to [[South_African_Theatre/Plays|South African Theatre Plays]]
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Usually performed as one part of the two-hander ''[[Under the Oaks and Over the Hill]]'', with ''[[Over the Hill]]'' as the first part.  One-act. Cast: mixed.
  
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Published in ''[[Mooi Street and Other Moves]]'' by [[Witwatersrand University Press]] (1994)  and in ''[[South Africa Plays]]'' published by [[Nick Hern Books]]. (See [[ESAT Bibliography Gl-Go|Gosher]], 1988)
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== Performance history in South Africa ==
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1985: First performed at the close of the 1985 [[National Arts Festival|Grahamstown Festival]] as a double-bill with ''[[Under the Oaks]]'' starring [[Jonathan Rands]] (Steve), [[James Borthwick]] (Charlie) and [[Kate Edwards]] (Lynette), before moving to the [[Market Theatre]].
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1987: [[PACOFS]], 1987, (as part of a Double-bill with ''[[Under the Oaks]]''), directed by [[Gerben Kamper]] with [[Blaise Koch]], [[Annemarie Rauh]], [[André-Jacques van der Merwe]].
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1989: Baxter/Snap Production in association with [[PACT]] Drama ''Over the Hill'' was presented as part of a double-bill with ''[[Under the Oaks]]'' at the [[Baxter Theatre|Baxter Concert Hall]], opening on 14 December 1989. Directed by [[Bobby Heaney]], starring [[James Borthwick]], [[Christopher Wells]], [[Shirley Johnston]].
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==Translations and adaptations==
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== Sources ==
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National Arts Festival programme, 1985.
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PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.
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Baxter Theatre pamphlet, 1989.
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Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]
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== Return to ==
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Return to [[ESAT Plays 1 O|O]] in Plays I Original SA Plays
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Return to [[The ESAT Entries]]

Latest revision as of 07:10, 17 March 2019

Over the Hill is a play by Paul Slabolepszy.

The original text

A short play about rugby players, set in the dressing rooms. Quintessentially South African, it is a comedy with a strong element of pathos in its sympathetic view of ordinary people facing mini-crises in their lives.

Usually performed as one part of the two-hander Under the Oaks and Over the Hill, with Over the Hill as the first part. One-act. Cast: mixed.

Published in Mooi Street and Other Moves by Witwatersrand University Press (1994) and in South Africa Plays published by Nick Hern Books. (See Gosher, 1988)

Performance history in South Africa

1985: First performed at the close of the 1985 Grahamstown Festival as a double-bill with Under the Oaks starring Jonathan Rands (Steve), James Borthwick (Charlie) and Kate Edwards (Lynette), before moving to the Market Theatre.

1987: PACOFS, 1987, (as part of a Double-bill with Under the Oaks), directed by Gerben Kamper with Blaise Koch, Annemarie Rauh, André-Jacques van der Merwe.

1989: Baxter/Snap Production in association with PACT Drama Over the Hill was presented as part of a double-bill with Under the Oaks at the Baxter Concert Hall, opening on 14 December 1989. Directed by Bobby Heaney, starring James Borthwick, Christopher Wells, Shirley Johnston.

Translations and adaptations

Sources

National Arts Festival programme, 1985.

PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.

Baxter Theatre pamphlet, 1989.


Go to ESAT Bibliography

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Return to O in Plays I Original SA Plays

Return to South_African_Theatre/Plays

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